Arundel & Brighton: Pope contributes to Lent Resource

Pope Benedict with Bishop Keiran

Pope Benedict with Bishop Keiran

Among the contributors to this year’s Lenten Resource is Pope Benedict XVI and the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, Kieran Conry. Each year the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton produces a series of reflections for the use of groups and individuals based on the Lenten Scripture readings. This year’s Lenten Booklet is entitled ‘The Lord is my Light’. The Booklet uses the readings from Sunday Year C of the Roman Catholic Lectionary.

As well as Bishop Kieran’s contribution there is also each week a quotation form Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical letter Caritas in Veritate, which is about human development in the light of the current economic and ecological crisis. The reflections are intended as a stimulus and help in people’s spiritual preparation for Easter. They offer a chance to reflect on the challenges and opportunities in living the Gospel in today's world.

David Wills, the Adult Formation Adviser said:  “We believe that this Lenten Booklet provides an accessible and prayerful way for people to enter into Lent, prepare for Easter, and deepen their understanding of the Scripture for the Sundays of Lent and the social teaching of the Church.”

The booklet has been prepared by David Wills the Adult Formation Adviser and members of the Adult Formation Commission with material from Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Kieran Conry and other clergy and lay people of the diocese.

The Lent Reflections booklet is available to download free of charge as on the Diocesan Website at:

Copies are also on sale from the Diocesan Bookshop for £1.50 at DABCEC in Crawley. E-mail:

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